Walk to School week
We reminded ourselves about lots of benefits of walking to school – less traffic and pollution near the school gates, spending time with family and friends and physical and mental health improvements.
Don’t forget our prize draw on Friday for all pupils who have walked or used a park and stride option this week.
Well done to Year 2 who have recorded the most active travel journeys to school so far this year.
Walk to School week
This week, we will be taking part in national Walk to School week. It looks like the perfect weather for it too!
We’re sure you’ll agree these are all great benefits of walking to school.
During Walk to School week, children who walk to school or park further away and walk the rest of the journey (park and stride) will all be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £10 vouchers at the end of the week.
We are also looking forward to hearing about what you notice on your route to school as part of our whole school homework this week.
National Walk to School week has featured in this week’s First News.
By taking a walk to school, children will be working towards our Living and Learning statement for this week.
I recognise mental health is important.
Why not try this Supermovers quiz to see how physical activity can boost children’s mental wellbeing.
All Stars cricket assembly
In our assembly yesterday, Tom, from All Stars cricket, told us all about their cricket programme running at local cricket clubs.
This video gives more information about the programme and how to find your nearest All Stars centre. New Rover, Adel and St Chad’s Broomfield cricket clubs are all running the programme locally.
All Stars cricket
Following our All Stars cricket festival last Tuesday, Tom, from All Stars cricket, came to visit us and we enjoyed a great cricket skills session.
Summer Picnic themed menu
Catering Agency, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Friday 06 July.
Please contact the office, by Friday 22 June, if your child would like a school dinner on this day.
School savings club
The next School Savings Club paying in date is Thursday 17 May 2018 at 3.15-3.45pm.
If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.
The paying in dates are the penultimate Thursday of each half term and the final date for the summer term is Thursday 12 July at 3.15-3.45pm.
Finally, if your child would like to open account, please ask at the office.
Heroes (and heroines)
In our current topic on heroes, we have been learning about three important people – Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parkes and Leonora Cohen.
Ask your child what these women have done and why they were heroines.
This week, we’ll compare Malala, Rosa and Leonora to see how they are similar and different.
Thank you to Sasha and Edris who have brought in books from home to support this topic.
Year 2 Skipping Stars
What an active week we’ve had – cricket and skipping!
We’ve had a brilliant morning with six other primary schools at Armley Leisure Centre for the Skipping School Year 2 festival. There was some fantastic skipping on display and all children got a chance to show the skills they’ve been learning at school and at home over the past few months.
Earlier in the week we took part in a cricket festival. It was a lovely day. We practised lots of different skills and really enjoyed it. Here are a few action shots of the day!
Thank you to all pupils and families who took part in the Big Pedal initiative over the past two weeks by scooting or cycling to school. It’s great to see children continuing to make these active journeys to school to reduce congestion, increase physical activity and improve mental health. We’ll be awarding the Big Pedal prizes in our assembly on Friday.
Well done to Reception class who made the most journeys by bike and scooter, followed by Year 4 and Year 3.
We’ll also be getting involved with Walk to School week, 21-25 May. Watch out for a whole school homework all about our local area and routes to school.